By Junior Staff Writers
Friday, March 16, 2018, the junior class, Riverside Unified School District administration, teachers and over 200 war veterans gathered together to celebrate the 18th annual King High Remembers at Martin Luther King High School.
King High Remembers is an annual event that originated with Mr. John Corona, a United States history teacher at King. The purpose of the event is to give students an opportunity to capture history beyond a textbook.
Beginning around 8:00 am, juniors proceeded to their assigned tables, allowing enough time for veterans to settle in.
In usual fashion, Mr. Corona officially opened the ceremony with a speech. The King Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (NJROTC) Color Guard then presented the California, United States, and NJROTC flags. By 10:00 am interviewing had commenced.
Over the next hour, stories were shared and bonds were formed between students and veterans. This was followed by King’s choir who payed tribute to each branch of the military. The event ended with students and veterans sharing lunch together.
To learn more about King High Remembers and view an award winning documentary that was filmed in 2015 visit the King High Remember’s website.